Understand the construction and control of robotic arms and get them to perform useful work.
Anatomy of a Robotic Arm
We will examine a robotic arm to understand how its motors control its movements.
Controlling a Servo
We will assemble some electronics and write some Python code to control a single servo motor.
Moving an Arm
We will connect the servo to some levers to show how rotational movements of the motor can produce a variety of actions.
We will combine the actions of several servo motors to make the arm carry out simple tasks.
Advanced Robotic Activities
We will use an industrial quality robot to carry out some precision activities, including repetitive movements, drawing and laser etching.
Students will be encouraged to experiment and create their own tasks.
Full price individual: £144 (reduced from £160)
Concession individual: £108 (reduced from £120)
Concession pricing is available to anyone in full time education.
Skills you should have before you attend
No specific skills required, but any programming skills would be put to good use.
Skills you will pick up in the course
Key skill categories
- Python programming
- Problem solving
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- Explain the overall workings of robotic arm.
- Control the robotic arm axes individually and in coordination.
- Use Python to program the robotic arm to carry out specified work tasks.
- Breakdown complex computational problems into manageable tasks.